Operating at a speed of releases that shouldn't be possible with your label boss is in the midst of a 3 month European tour, the LIES juggernaut spits out its latest slab of essential, grizzled floor weaponry in the shape of this White Owl EP from Delroy Edwards. This three track release maintains the high BPM trajectory of Edwards previous LIES transmissions, with the A Side title track a rugged, heads down DJ tool that could feasibly have been lifted from the unreleased archives of Dance Mania. The same no nonsense approach is retained on the flip, though "The Fast Lane" is markedly less aggressive, relying on a central warbling motif to capture your attention; "Drop Dead" winds it back to the stripped back, gnarled kick drum flex. Strictly for the DJs.
German producer Dominik Eulberg has always brought his fascination with nature and the outdoor life to his recordings - he is a park ranger during the day time - and the title track here, a gentle, pastoral ambient arrangement, sounds like he means to continue in this vein. However, Eulberg quickly shifts direction and the listener is treated to the menacing tones of "Das Neunauge" and "Der Tanz Der Gluehwuermchen". Less frenetic than previous Eulberg releases, there is nonetheless a sense of menace in the former's throbbing bass and the latter's trancey melodies are served ice cold. However, the most telling proof that Eulberg hasn't got bogged down artistically comes on "Die 3 Millionen Musketiere". There, he combines his love of dramatic melodic sweeps with glitchy percussion and a breakbeat rhythm powered by live, crashing drums.